Already home to the prestigious Maui Writers Conference held over Labor Day weekend, the Valley Isle this week inaugurates its first major film festival with some 20 films and docs shown at two…
DreamWorks extended its 2000 hot streak by dominating the May B.O. Studio kicked off the summer by gobbling up 28.8% of the May movie market. Its tally for May 1-29 was $176.3 million. Disney…
Alcon Prods. is in final negotiations to preemptively purchase the action pitch "Bait" from scribe Christian Darren, based on the novel by Kenneth Abel, for mid-six figures.
MGM is negotiating with Reese Witherspoon ("Pleasantville," "Election") to star in "Legally Blonde," an adaptation of the comic novel by Amanda Brown.
Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino is committed to star in and Demian Lichtenstein ("3000 Miles to Graceland") is negotiating to helm the indie pic "Wisegirls," with RGH Lions Share Pictures on board…
Universal Pictures has launched an online competition in connection with its upcoming Hitchcock International Director Series.
James King, the cover girl who plays a supporting role in "Pearl Harbor," is next becoming the lead slacker in Destination Films' "Slackers," slated to start lensing June 8. King is also set to…
FilmFour has optioned the Alice Sebold novel "The Lovely Bones" and attached Luc Besson and Aimee Peyronnet's Seaside as producers.
Emmett/Furla Films and Evolution Entertainment are in final negotiations with actor Michael Goorjian ("SLC Punk") to make his feature directorial debut with "Beatrice."
Canal Plus has made its second foray into Australian feature film production after government production funder the Film Finance Corp. (FFC) agreed on Tuesday to co-finance a period piece with the…
When Steely Dan once sang "Everyone's Gone to the Movies," they must have had a vision of Memorial Day weekend 2000.